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KC names non-roster invitees, ST report dates

Seven of Royals' Top 30 Prospects get call to big league camp
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KANSAS CITY -- The Royals' list of 19 non-roster players who will be invited to Spring Training includes seven on the team's Top 30 Prospects list, per MLB Pipeline.

Included on the list: left-hander Foster Griffin (No. 6 prospect), right-hander Josh Staumont (No. 9), infielder Nicky Lopez (No. 11), catcher Chase Vallot (No. 12), first baseman Ryan O'Hearn (No. 14) outfielder Donnie Dewees (No. 18) and left-hander Richard Lovelady (No. 25).

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals' list of 19 non-roster players who will be invited to Spring Training includes seven on the team's Top 30 Prospects list, per MLB Pipeline.

Included on the list: left-hander Foster Griffin (No. 6 prospect), right-hander Josh Staumont (No. 9), infielder Nicky Lopez (No. 11), catcher Chase Vallot (No. 12), first baseman Ryan O'Hearn (No. 14) outfielder Donnie Dewees (No. 18) and left-hander Richard Lovelady (No. 25).

Other non-roster invites: right-handers Glenn Sparkman, Mike Broadway, Kevin Lenik and Seth Maness, catchers Nicholas Dini and Parker Morin, infielders Cody Asche, Jack Lopez, Humberto Arteaga, Erick Mejia and Frank Schwindel and outfielder Terrance Gore.

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Maness was in the Royals' organization last season and was recently re-signed to a Minor League deal.

Pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise, Ariz., on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The remainder of the squad will report on Sunday, Feb. 18.

FanFest appearances

The Royals released a tentative list of the players scheduled to appear at the Royals FanFest on Jan. 26 and 27 at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City: Scott Barlow, Ryan Buchter, Billy Burns, Drew Butera, Hunter Dozier, Danny Duffy, Brian Flynn, Cam Gallagher, Alex Gordon, Jakob Junis, Nate Karns, Ian Kennedy, Kevin McCarthy, Whit Merrifield, Brandon Moss, Salvador Perez, Eric Skoglund and Kyle Zimmer.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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